When Ritsu was in high school, he fell in love with a boy who broke his heart, changing his view of love forever. Now a jaded adult, Ritsu has just transferred to the Marukawa Shoten company in hopes of publishing literature, only to be told that he'll be working in the shoujo manga division instead. What's worse, his boss is brash, rude and seems to have an interest in him! However, the biggest surprise is yet to come for Ritsu, as he soon discovers that his boss is none other than his lover of his past!
I love this showwww! It is so good man...the back and forth between stories and the dialogue was just everything. Even when I worried it would get cheesy, it didn't. It's BL which I love and its very romantic. My favorite storyline is Takano and Onodera, though all three are good. I just can't wait to watch part 2. This show is super addictive and pretty much a giant ball of fluff. It reminded me a little of a fanfiction the way it plays everything out, but don't take my word for it, just watch it. Story: like I said, I loved this. It's pretty much a slice of life anime but cleverly placed within a manga editing company. This leads to a lot of funny moments and almost 4th wall breaks. I watched the OVAs first so I knew the background on four of our six main characters and as the show goes along, you switch between the 3 storylines. The characters are all tied together by the fact that they work in the same division. There's a lot to love here. I don't really think I need to go into the story too much because you should just watch it yourself. Animation: Very well done. The characters, though similarly drawn, still look gorgeous and I love the scenery but the key elements are as follows: Music: I wasnt too much a fan of the opening music, but the ending theme was really good. However, the OST for this show is probably one of my favorites of any anime I've seen. It was beautiful and placed perfectly throughout the show, leading to tears and smiles and all the other feels. I just adored it. and The Characters: as I stated earlier, they look similar but their personalities all differ giving the viewer a variety of people to identify with. All of them were strongly characterized and played beautifully by the voice actors as well. I watched this subbed and it was wonderful. I also enjoyed all the love scenes which there are a lot of, and all the revelations which there are also a lot of. It was just so good. Overall: I'd recommend it and I'd definitely watch it again. I loved it. 9/10.
The numbers don't work, right? I wanted to like this anime. I don't normally go for yaoi storylines, but the plot review seemed compelling and I was in the mood for something a little more adult in theme and weight. Unfortunately I found myself bored. The main character was a self-proclaimed "jaded" adult, but was in reality a frightened man afraid to risk being hurt. The love interest was two-dimensional and there was a serious lack of character development or backstory on him. Although I am told there's a manga somewhere with his perspective I can't help thinking that information would have been far more useful than the four episodes spent on Chiaki's little love triangle. There was too much in that relationship arc to cram into the twelve episodes that should have moved the Onodera/Takano relationship forward. In the end I felt like the show was stagnating in attempting to force fangirls to squeal over pretty boys and I found myself waiting anxiously for more information on manga editing than actually caring about the characters. As stills of OCs with short backstory summaries on DeviantArt, I may have been able to care about the relationships. Had it actually used the first half of the season to show the initial relationship and then jumped ahead after his heartbreak (or even just the first episode) I might have cared about Onodera. In the end I just turned it off and never went back. Meh.
Boring! Cheesy characters, completely unreal. They end up in sexism and abuse without even realizing it (forced kisses, veto on doing this or that, mental manipulation etc.). Also the stories are all the same, the characters all the same, flat, in love after 5 minutes, they all say the same things, they are all insecure the same way or perfect and stoic the same way. I think can work only for teenage girls who like shoujo style.
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